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GEOL 3481 - Natural Hazards and Society

(3 credits)
Prerequisites: GEOL 1040 /GEOL 1041  or GEOL 1050 /GEOL 1051  or CHEM 1110  or CHEM 1120  or GEOG 1110 or GEOG 1120  or ASTR 1010  or ASTR 1020  or consent of instructor.

Natural hazards include ground shaking from earthquakes, ash fall from volcanic eruptions, floods, and high winds and storm surge from hurricanes, etc. The cost of these and other hazards in terms of monetary losses and number of fatalities continues to escalate on a world scale. This course examines the characteristics of natural hazards; how to reduce their impacts through mitigation; preparedness, response, and recovery activities; effective warning systems; and the social, psychological, and political factors that influence risk and resilience.

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